Noxious weeds, a provincial concern

As Albertans fret about the the reduced chemical weed control of noxious weeds along highways they could...

As Albertans fret about the the reduced chemical weed control of noxious weeds along highways they could see a change in tactics in the future.

On July 13, 2016 the Agricultural Service Board resolved to send a letter to MLAs Bruce Hinkley and Mark Smith, and Minister Oneil Carlier regarding weed control and mowing.

On Oct. 5 a response came from Brian Mason, Minister of Alberta Infrastructure, stating Albertans concerns had been heard.

“The issue is they’re concerned about reducing chemical weed control,” said CAO Frank Coutney.

“It’s not just a cultural issue, it’s a county issue,” he added.

The response letter was accepted as information during council’s Oct. 18 meeting.